WHY HPI VISA?

  • Easy route to the UK
  • Designed especially for HPI’s
  • 2-3 year’s work permit 
  • Land in the UK without a job offer
  • Minimal proof of funds
HIGH POTENTIAL VISA (HPI)          

High potential visa is a customized route for High Potential Individuals from the world’s top universities!

UK Visas and Immigration launched the High Potential Individual (HPI) visa route on May 30, 2022, for candidates rewarded Graduation and Post-Graduation between November 1, 2021, and October 31, 2022.

AIM OF HPI VISA

The HPI visa aims to provide a high inflow of skilled young workers to British businesses.

HPI ROUTE, THE BEST PATH FOR ENTHUSIASTIC TALENTED STUDENTS

The HPI visa route is designed to attract global UK university graduates. This gives an opportunity for the students to start their early career, and it’s a short-term visa that can be opted for after completing their courses in top universities. The UK government launches this visa to benefit the UK workforce.

The HPI visa is specially designed for students who have graduated during the period, as mentioned earlier. The eligible students can apply for an HPI visa without even having a job offer in the UK.

The government of the UK will post on the government website about the eligible universities that have shown good results between the years 2016 and 2020.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR HPI VISA
  • Candidates of any nationality and 18 years of age are eligible
  • Graduates, Masters, or Post Doctorate holders from a qualified school in the last five years
  • English language proficiency requirement is required for non-English speaking countries to testify about their English language ability
  • Minimum of finances of £1,270 is required
LIST OF UNIVERSITIES IN 2022

The UK has multiple universities with top 50 rankings that many international students prefer.

Alphabetical Rankings Lists 2021 (establishments from Top 50 rankings which appeared on 2 or more lists) Country
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA
Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong
Columbia University USA
Cornell University USA
Duke University USA
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL Switzerland) Switzerland
ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland
Harvard University USA
Johns Hopkins University USA
Karolinska Institute Sweden
Kyoto University Japan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
McGill University Canada
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
National University of Singapore Singapore
New York University (NYU) USA
Northwestern University USA
Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University France
Peking University China
Princeton University USA
Stanford University USA
Tsinghua University China
University of British Columbia Canada
University of California, Berkeley USA
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) USA
University of California, San Diego USA
University of Chicago US USA
University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
University of Melbourne Australia
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor USA
University of Munich (LMU Munich) Germany
University of Pennsylvania USA
University of Texas at Austin USA
University of Tokyo Japan
University of Toronto Canada
University of Washington USA
Yale University USA
DURATION OF HPI VISA

The HPI visa duration depends on the course you study in UK.

Qualification Duration of stay
Bachelor’s or Master’s 2 years
Ph.D. or Doctoral qualification 3 years
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HPI VISA & GRADUATE VISA

The major difference between the HPI visa and the UK graduate visa is:

HPI visa UK graduate visa
You can study in the world’s top schools outside the UK Study within the UK
You will get a chance to stay up to 2 to 3 years after completing a degree in the world’s top schools outside the UK You get to stay for two years after completing a degree in the UK.

FAQ
What is HPI visa?

The High Potential Individual Visa is available to recent graduates of top global universities who wish to work, or look for work, in the UK.

What is the eligibility criteria for HPI visa?
  • Age 18yrs or above
  • Should have been awarded an overseas degree level academic qualification from an institution which appears on the Global Universities List, in the last 5 years.
  • English language to at least CEFR Level B1 (equivalent to IELTS 4.0)
  • Enough proof of funds to support yourself
  • Previously been granted permission under the Student Doctorate Extension Scheme, as a Graduate or as a High Potential Individual
Is there any link for the eligible universities?

Yes, you can check the universities list below:

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

USA

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Hong Kong

Columbia University

USA

Cornell University

USA

Duke University

USA

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL Switzerland)

Switzerland

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Switzerland

Harvard University

USA

Johns Hopkins University

USA

Karolinska Institute

Sweden

Kyoto University

Japan

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

McGill University

Canada

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Singapore

National University of Singapore

Singapore

New York University (NYU)

USA

Northwestern University

USA

Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University

France

Peking University

China

Princeton University

USA

Stanford University

USA

Tsinghua University

China

University of British Columbia

Canada

University of California, Berkeley

USA

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

USA

University of California, San Diego

USA

University of Chicago US

USA

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

University of Melbourne

Australia

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

USA

University of Munich (LMU Munich)

Germany

University of Pennsylvania

USA

University of Texas at Austin

USA

University of Tokyo

Japan

University of Toronto

Canada

University of Washington

USA

Yale University

USA

Do I need to get my qualification assessment done for HPI visa?

Yes, you need to get your qualification assessed by ECCIT (formerly UK NARIC) to check the equivalency as per UK Standard.

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